Classification & Compensation Specialist (CAS III)
Company: California State University, Sacramento
Posted on: January 23, 2023
Classification & Compensation Specialist (CAS III)
Job No: 517367
Work Type: Staff
Categories: Confidential, Probationary, Full Time, Human
Working Title: Classification and Compensation Specialist
Classification Title: Confidential Administrative Support III
Priority Application Deadline (Posting will remain open until
filled): Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
The Classification and Compensation Specialist (Confidential
Administrative Support III) works independently under the lead work
direction of the Senior Classification & Compensation Specialist
and the general direction of the Director of Classification and
Compensation. The incumbent develops and conducts classification
and compensation studies and analyses, applies advance and
comprehensive knowledge, and makes recommendations and implements
based upon results. This position is part of a team responsible for
collaborating on unit objectives, integrating and making
suggestions on long- and short-range goals, and handling a variety
of emerging daily problems and resolutions. With significant
independence, the incumbent performs confidential, technical,
administrative and analytical functions related to staff and
management positions, which requires a high level of initiative,
judgment, and discretion for the Classification & Compensation
Unit. The incumbent conducts classification review desk audits of
staff positions, reviews in-range progressions and other
compensation requests, coordinates multiple projects and
priorities, and coordinates operational procedures and
administrative work flow. The incumbent is responsible for the
seniority points process, including calculation, maintenance, and
reporting. This position routinely accesses confidential
information and provides management with analysis and data for
issues related to collective bargaining agreements; including meet
and confer issues as they relate to Class and Comp. Due to the
complexity of issues faced by the Unit, the incumbent maintains an
up-to-date knowledge of Sacramento State programs, organizational
structures and reporting relationships, Human Resources and
Classification & Compensation policies and procedures, and is
sensitive to common unit issues.
FLSA: Exempt (not eligible for overtime compensation under FLSA).
This position is benefits-eligible.
CSU Classification Salary Range: $5102 - $11325 per month
Hiring Range: depending on qualifications, not anticipated to
exceed $8000 per month
Recruitment Type: Regular (probationary)
Time Base: Full-Time
Pay Plan: 12 month
Work Hours: M-F 8-5pm; other hours as required. Partial telework
schedule may be available, at management discretion, following a
training period to be determined.
Under the guidance of the California State University (CSU)
Chancellor's Office, the Classification & Compensation (C&C)
team works in partnership with Appropriate Administrators across
campus to provide assistance in the analysis of classifications,
determining equitable compensation, and interpreting and applying
provisions outlined in collective bargaining agreements. C&C
works collaboratively to ensure consistency in classification and
compensation processes, applicable laws, policies, and
To enter this classification at position skill level I, the
incumbent must have a basic foundation of knowledge of the
principles of organization, administration and management; and the
ability to analyze and find solutions to problems, work
independently, communicate effectively, and write clear and concise
reports. Some positions may require a basic knowledge of research
techniques and statistical methods. This foundation would normally
be obtained through a bachelor's degree or professional training
program specific to the position (e.g. Certified Public Accountant)
and directly related work experience, or a combination of education
and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the
essential functions of the position.
Experience: 1. Professional human resources experience (e.g.
classification, compensation, recruitment) 2. Experience conducting
analysis and making recommendations based on that analysis
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: 3. Ability to analyze information,
problems, situations, or procedures to define problems, identify
relevant factors, formulate logical conclusions and recognize
alternative solutions and their implications. 4. Ability to make
appropriate work decisions by following or interpreting established
policies and procedures and past precedents 5. Ability to work
independently and be able to proactively organize work, set
priorities, anticipate setbacks, and follow through on the position
responsibilities 6. Strong communication skills including thorough
mastery of English grammar, punctuation, and spelling (e.g. writing
reports) 7. Well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to
handle interactions at any level in a diverse environment 8.
Excellent business math skills (e.g. the ability to correctly
calculate percentages, ratios, averages) 9. Excellent
organizational and time-management skills to handle a heavy
workload, changing priorities, and competing deadlines 10.
Proficiency using standard office equipment 11. Fully functional
knowledge of and skill in standard office procedures 12. Strong
computer skills including expertise in using office software
packages, technology, and systems (e.g. Microsoft
Word/Excel/Outlook, Internet) with the ability to use human
resources related databases and technology (e.g. recruitment
modules/PeopleAdmin, enterprise systems/PeopleSoft) 13. Ability to
maintain confidentiality and handle a variety of situations with
tact and diplomacy Conditions of Employment: - Ability to pass a
14. Experience working in an institution of higher education 15.
Experience writing position descriptions and/or job duties 16.
Experience conducting desk audits and/or classification studies 17.
Experience analyzing, calculating, and recommending action on
various compensation requests (e.g. bonuses, salary offers,
increases to base salary, stipends) 18. Experience interpreting and
implementing terms of collective bargaining agreements
Documents Needed to Apply
Resume and cover letter. Failure upload required documents to the
online application may result in disqualification.
About Sac State
is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles
from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the
American River, close to numerous bike trails and other
recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the "Farm-to-Fork
Capital," is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities
in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento
State's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento
Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our
1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:
"As California's capital university, we transform lives by
preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento
State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and
engagement." As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is
dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion,
community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety.
As evidenced by the values embedded in our , Sacramento State is
committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty,
staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment
is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and
discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse
identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our
community, teaching and learning.
To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please
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Background Check Disclaimer
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be
completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a
position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to
satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the
application status of applicants or continued employment of current
California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the
position. One variation of background check required could be a
LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a
certified LiveScan Service Center.
COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus
facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or
religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a
currently open search process should be prepared to comply with
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Out of State Employment Policy
Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State
of California Employer. As such, the University requires all
employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of
As of January 1, 2022 the prohibits the hiring of employees to
perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.
Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional
commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider
qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression,
sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical
condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully
authorized to accept employment in the United States.
It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to
provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with
disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you
need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the
application and/or interviewing process, visit .
The University is committed to creating an education and working
environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual
violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For
more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime
Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act
Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy
and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report
(ASR) is available for viewing at .
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy
statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information,
crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and
drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains
statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last
three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request
at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.
Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the
U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring
agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa).
Note to Applicants:
Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an
interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.
Conflict of Interest:
The duties of this position include participation in decisions that
may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore,
the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of
Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first
occupy the position, an on an annual basis, complete ethics
training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training
every other year thereafter.
Advertised: August 11, 2022 (3:50 PM)
Applications Closes: Open Until Filled
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